S. (Sneška) Quaedvlieg-Mihailović

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Ms. Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović is the Secretary-General of Europa Nostra, the pan-European federation of non-governmental organisations active in the field of cultural and natural heritage. Ms. Quaedvlieg-Mihailović has advocated and supported policies and programmes that aim to preserve cultural heritage and that foster the understanding of other people's cultures for almost three decades. Ms. Quaedvlieg-Mihailović and Europa Nostra closely cooperate with the UN and UNESCO, the EU and the Council of Europe.

The common thread in many of the initiatives Ms. Quaedvlieg-Mihailović has lead or has been part of is that culture plays an essential role in society, and that cultural dialogue between the citizens of Europe is a key element to continued support of the European project.


Personal data

Name and surname

Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović

Year of birth


Place of birth

Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia)




  • International Law, University of Belgrade (Yugoslavia), 1981 to 1985
  • European Law and politics, Centre Européen Universitaire Nancy (France), European Law and Politics, 1985 to 1986



  • Temporary Agent, European Economic and Social Committee, 1988 to 1989
  • PR officer, European Commission Delegation to Belgrade, 1989 to 1992
  • Staff, Europa Nostra, 1992 to 2000
  • Secretary General of Europa Nostra, since 2000

Ms. Quaedvlieg-Mihailović is a regular speaker at European conferences and events related to cultural heritage. She has been and still is member of a wide range of committees, networks and other groups, primarily concentrated in the field of European cultural heritage. The most recent of such networks include “European Heritage Alliance 3.3.” and the “New Narrative for Europe”. 


Selected references and statements

"Heritage and the Building of Europe" (co-editor book, 2004)

"Retour Brussel, Erfgoed en Europa" (contribution book, 2011)

"50/20 Sketches and essays to mark twenty years of the International Cultural Centre" (contribution book, 2011)

"The Mind and Body of Europe: A New Narrative" (contribution to book, 2013)

Ms. Quaedvlieg-Mihailović has written and contributed to many articles on Europe and cultural heritage for a wide range of media.